It isn’t your typical thousand year old town. It’s quite modern and you won’t find old medieval churches or castles as far as the eye can see.
The modern town, today, is a far cry from the days of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) when Quierschied was completely destroyed and a totally abandoned ghost town. What you might notice is that Quierschied is a wet town, receiving almost 37 inches of rain a year, but, don’t let that stop you for one minute of enjoying it here.
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If you come to Quierschied expecting the town to be full of medieval churches, old castles and watchtowers, you’ll find yourself a bit disappointed. Quite surprising for a town that dates back to the year 999 A.D.
The closest to a Schloss here is the castle looking water tower in Göttelborn. And, the Catholic Parish Church Josef wasn’t built until 1934, so there’s no medieval church either. It did have to be rebuilt, however, after suffering bombing damage in WW II.
What you will find, is a local history museum filled to the brim with life through the years in this old mining town. There are exhibits on working life here in town, such as iron smelting, glass making, beekeeping, and dairy farming and exhibits that detailing Quierschied’s cultural life, as well. Keep in mind that this little museum is only open to visitors on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
But, Quierschied’s beauty lies from within its countryside. The outdoor air is refreshing while swimming in the town’s outdoor community swimming pool and the indoor pool will have you thinking you’re at the beach with its very own wave making machine. Guess, it’s to get you in the mood for a game of beach volleyball. A game of tennis or miniature golf isn’t a bad idea either. ;-)
Even though Quierschied doesn’t have an overabundance of historic castles or churches, the town’s so lovely that you probably won’t miss them for a minute.